Through eight episodes, Gotham Season 2 has already eclipsed Season 1 in terms of excitement, comic violence, and memorable storylines. The show is gearing up for its midseason finale at the end of the month, and it sounds like the episode is going to be full of action, and audiences can expect quite a few bodies to be lying there when the dust settles. But whose bodies?

Fox just released the synopsis for Episode 10, titled “Worse Than a Crime,” which will kick off with Bruce Wayne getting kidnapped, which forces Jim Gordon to team up with some of the city’s most dangerous citizens in order to help him track the young billionaire down. That’s pretty sweet in and of itself, since it’s probably Galavan that has taken Bruce, but it’s this sentence that piqued our interest.
It is a battle of the villains, and not everyone makes it out alive.

That implies that it won’t just be a ton of rando GCPD officers that get offed, which has been done already this season, but possibly some important baddies. Now, we know that Penguin has about a 100% chance of living on until the end of Season 2 and beyond, and the same goes for his new partner in crime The Riddler. But what about the rest?

James Frain’s Theo Galavan has been a dastardly force to be reckoned with, but is he so powerful that he can’t be killed? Possibly, but I don’t think the same can be said for his sister Tabitha (or Tigress, if you’re on good terms with her), and I could easily see her getting killed off as a way to make Theo go berserk with rage and become an even bigger threat to the city. As well, their minion Barbara is another villain who’s had a target on her head all season; her fakeout death last week would be a good way to fool people into thinking she’d survive longer, although she may still be recuperating from her injuries and unable to help anyone. And what of secondary foes like Butch, who has been extremely close to death several times already, or Victor Zsasz?

“Worse Than a Crime,” a title ominous enough to make me think that something insanely horrifying will happen, will actually introduce another one of Batman’s most memorable rogues, as it will mark the small screen live-action debut of Mr. Freeze, as played by Nathan Darrow. But his wife Nora (played by Kristen Hager) isn’t listed in the guest cast list, so we presume that he will live on until Season 2 returns from hiatus to allow her story to be told.

Gotham will air its midseason finale on Monday, November 30, but we’ve still got two episodes in between, one of which stars Sons of Anarchy’s Tommy Flanagan as The Knife.

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